June 27, 2021 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today spoke with his counterpart, Luigi Di Maio, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy.  

Minister Garneau congratulated Italy for its leadership as co-host of this week’s Global Coalition Against Daesh ministerial meeting and host of the G20 ministerial meeting. The Minister reiterated Canada’s appreciation for Italy’s commitment to international cooperation and multilateralism.

The ministers exchanged views on issues of global concern, including climate change, peace building in the Middle East, the human rights situation in Xinjiang, China, as well as Russia’s destabilizing actions in other states.

They agreed that these issues were best addressed through joint action with allies and partners.

The ministers also raised key bilateral issues, such as trade that continues to thrive and increase between our two countries.

Finally, the ministers acknowledged the important work being done by Canada and Italy on the global scene, and they recognized how the two countries can continue to work together to advance mutual interests.

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